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Hpv Screening Men
Is there any way to screen for HPV infection, especially HPV-16 infection in men in the U.S.? Like a PCR test or some other way my doctor can do this?
Not worth it: Tony, I'm proud you want to be a responsible lover. Take the HPV injection series instead. Some tests are available but nobody knows what to do with the data. Would you forgo a loving relationship because you do, or do not, have HPV-16 on board? What man would do that? You'll keep an eye out for lesions regardless. If you're not going to do anything different, don't to the test. Make sense? ...Read more
Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more
I am at higher risk for HPV oropharengeal cancer, I am a 30 year old female is the risk significant and what can I do for screening and prevention?
Don't Drink/smoke/hpv and had screening last june. Now white spot below gums. Hurt for 3days, got smaller and does not hurt after 7days. Cancer?
Canker sore: is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never smoked/drank; no family history, no HPV. Had clean cancer screening July 30, 2014. 37 Yr old male. Are my chances slim for oral cancer?
Probably: Absent family history, absence of alcohol/smoking (including pot)/drug use, and/or chronic irritation from anything sharp, occurrence of oral cancer is rare. To be sure, however, have regular dental check-ups with appropriate x-Rays which includes an oral cancer screening exam. In other words, have a Pro check you regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a male has high risk HPV strain linked to oral cancer. How often to get oral cancer screening when asymptomatic? Does it decrease mortality?
Do HPV tests screen for specific strains? I ask because HPV is extremely prevalent but most strains are harmless
All mostly harmless: You've done your homework. True, HPV is "extremely prevalent". But even all type, usually are harmless, not just "most strains". High risk types cause cancer more often than others, but still less often than 1 in a thousand infections. Pap testing in women often incudes HPV, with emphasis on high risk types, but no HPV tests are approved or recommended in men. Not something to be worried about! ...Read more
Are there tests to diagnose HPV for men? My girlfriend told me she has hpv. I don't have any symptoms, but am worried i might get it. How can I find out if I have hpv?
There : There isn't a standardized screening/ blood test for men. ...Read more
Several reasons: There's little incentive for companies to make tests for men. Unlike women, in men HPV lesions (warts etc) usually are easy to see and diagnose, so lab test isn't needed. There is no point in testing men without lesions; up to half age 18-25 would be positive, with no treatment. Most such infections never cause disease and testing would not help prevention. Instead of testing, rely on vaccination! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are heterosexual men more at risk for HPV associated oral cancer than men who have sex with men ?
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